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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day


: Today

Presented by Brian Redhead and John Humphrys
Including the third of Today's reports on how times have changed over the past 30 years.
6.30, 7.30,8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With PETER DAY
7.00, 8.00 Today s News Read by BRYAN MARTIN
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7 45* Thought for the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament


Presented By: Brian Redhead
Presented By: John Humphrys
Read By: Bryan Martin

: News

: Midweek with Libby Purees

Not so much after-dinner conversation as kitchen table chat.
Producer LIZ BANO. Stereo


Producer: Liz Bano.

: Gardeners' Question Time

This week Chairman Clay Jones digs into the heavy postbag of listeners' gardening problems, and to solve them calls on the expert advice of Fred Downham Dr Stefan Buczacki and Daphne Ledward. Producer DIANA STENSON BBC Manchester
Questions, on postcards only please, to: Gardeners' Question Time, BBC, POBox27. Manchester M60 1SJ Plant lists and topical tips on Ceefaxpage 188


Unknown: Clay Jones
Unknown: Fred Downham
Unknown: Dr Stefan Buczacki
Unknown: Daphne Ledward.
Producer: Diana Stenson

: Morning Story

The Boy Stood Up by STEVE KNIGHT
Read by Stephen Rashbrook Producer SHEILA FOX


Read By: Stephen Rashbrook
Producer: Sheila Fox

: Daily Service

nem, pl3; Jesu, thy boundless love to me (bp 41); Psalm 103, w 1-12; Mark 1, vv 40-45;
Lord Jesus, when you dwelt on earth (Bp 55) Stereo

: Workforce

A quarterly report on the world of employment
Each year a quarter of a million people move house at their employer's request; many more move in search of a job. But is mobility being managed in the best way? Brian Redhead and Nicholas Jones find out.
There's also a discussion on the rise in the number of people in work - a long-term trend or a short-term bubble?
Background notes available from: Workforce, BBC, Villiers House, London W52PA


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Nicholas Jones
Unknown: John Atkinson
Producer: Christopher Stone

: For Schools

11.00 Singing Together Presented by FERGUS O'KELLY (9) Stereo (e)
11.20 Junior Drama Workshop The Legend of the Jabberwock 1: A Forest Dark with Danger by JOHN TAYLOR. Stereo (e)
11.40 Reading Comer 19: The Doko by SHY AM DAS BAISHNAB translated by ROBERT SCOTT Storyteller BHASKER. Stereo (e)
11.50 Poetry Corner
9: Let's Hear It Again. Stereo (e)


Unknown: John Taylor.
Translated By: Robert Scott
Translated By: Storyteller Bhasker.

: Could Do Better

'Terence would make a good manager of Woolworths' Robert Booth summons
Terence Stamp to his study for a word about his school reports. Producer NIGEL ACHESON


Unknown: Terence Stamp
Producer: Nigel Acheson

: You and Yours

Presented by John Buckley


Presented By: John Buckley

: Castles in Spain

by EDWARD BOYD (5) Stereo


Unknown: Edward Boyd

: The World at One: News

Presented by Nick Worrall


Presented By: Nick Worrall

: A Party Political Broadcast

by the Conservative Party

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Corner Today's story: The Cuttlefish in Trouble. Stereo
2.05 Wavelength Plus WPFM The weekly radio magazine for under-20s. Stereo (e). Ring [number removed] between
2.00 and 3. 00 for free referral service

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray
What do women want? If Freud had listened every afternoon he might have known the answer.


Introduced By: Jenni Murray

: A Graham Greene Anthology

A selection of works by one of Britain's greatest living writers Cheap in August dramatised by ELIZABETH TROOP and Bored with her marriage to an American professor, an Englishwoman escapes to the Caribbean on holiday. She searches there for a romance, but she's led towards a most unexpected attraction.
Directed by RICHARD WORTLEY. Stereo


Dramatised By: Elizabeth Troop
Directed By: Richard Wortley.
Mary Watson: Valerie Sarruf
Henry Hickslaughter: Robert Beatty
Charlie Watson: Blain Fairman
Sadie: Sheila Grant
Jeannie: Jennifer Piercey
Old woman: Diana Olsson
First Jamaican waiter/First crew-cut boy: Gregory
Second Jamaican waiter/Second crew-cut boy: Paulsteven Harrold
Jamaican maid: Victoria Carung

: Time for Verse

Six programmes chosen and presented by Wendy Cope 2: Money
Producer MARGARET BRADLEY BBC Bristol. Stereo


Presented By: Wendy Cope
Readers: Peter Jeffrey
Unknown: Steve Hodson

: News

: File on 4

Reporter Max Easterman Producer BRENDAN MCCARTHY Editor BRIAN WALKER BBC Manchester


Reporter: Max Easterman
Producer: Brendan McCarthy
Editor: Brian Walker

: Kaleidoscope Extra

Twin Roles
Michael Schmidt talks to
Kenneth Branagh about his role as actor in Fortunes of War on BBCtv and in the film
A Month in the Country; and as director of his Renaissance
Theatre Company's production of Twelfth Night, opening later this week.


Talks: Michael Schmidt
Unknown: Kenneth Branagh
Producer: John Boundy

: PM

Presented by Frances Coverdale and Robert Williams continued on VHF/FM 5.50-5.55


Presented By: Frances Coverdale
Presented By: Robert Williams

: The Six O'Clock News

With BRIAN PERKINS including Financial Report

: Film Star

Presented by Alexander Walker 5: Spencer Tracy
'I'm the best Spencer Tracy in the world. If they want to give me an award for that, I've truly earned it.'
Producer WENDY CLAY (R)


Presented By: Alexander Walker
Presented By: Spencer Tracy
Unknown: Spencer Tracy
Producer: Wendy Clay

: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 40pm)

: In Business

: Up the Garden Path


: Medicine Now

: Swingtime for Hitler

Michael Pointon examines the curious oeuvre of Charlie and His Orchestra, a band assembled by Goebbels's
Ministry of Propaganda which broadcast swing tunes of the time, adding specially written anti-British lyrics.
With Freddy Brocksieper and Martin Esslin
Producer DAVID PERRY (R)


Unknown: Michael Pointon
Unknown: Freddy Brocksieper
Unknown: Martin Esslin
Producer: David Perry

: The 1987 Reith Lectures

The Survival of the Symphony Six talks by the composer
Alexander Goehr , Professor of Music at the University of Cambridge, about what musicians have done to music. 2: An Orchid in the Land of Technology
The huge availability of recorded music could make the live performance an exotic bloom, but however powerful the impact of disc on the character of the concert hall, recorded music could provide some remedies for current dilemmas, financial and artistic.
(Re-broadcast next Sunday on R3) (Lecture 3, 'More is Less', next Wednesday on Radio 4)
'The Reith Lectures' are printed weekly in the 'Listener'


Unknown: Alexander Goehr

: Kaleidoscope

Presented by Paul Allen Producer CARROLL MOORE
(Rev re-broadcast tomorrow at 4. 35pm)


Presented By: Paul Allen
Producer: Carroll Moore

: A Graham Greene Anthology

The End of the Affair (8)

: The World Tonight

with Alexander MacLeod


Unknown: Alexander MacLeod

: 5'am News

followed by an interlude

: Schools Night-Time Broadcasting

12.30 Deutsch fur die Oberstufe 5: Nachrichten und Neuigkeiten Compiled and produced by TONY STAPLES (e) and at 12.50 Deutscher Club 1: Gedanken über den Tod Compiled and presented by CHRISTOPH UNDENMEYER
Series producer TONY STAPLES (e)


Presented By: Christoph Undenmeyer

About this project

This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

To read scans of the Radio Times magazines from the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s, you can navigate by issue.

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Genome is a digitised version of the Radio Times from 1923 to 2009 and is made available for internal research purposes only. You will need to obtain the relevant third party permissions for any use, including use in programmes, online etc.

This internal version of Genome, which includes all the magazine covers, images and articles as well as the programme listings from the Radio Times, is different to the version of BBC Genome that is available externally/to the public. It is only available inside the BBC network.

Your use of this version of Genome is covered by the BBC Acceptable Use of Information Systems Policy and these terms.

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